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02-21-2011, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jfried View Post
Spending money on talent is exactly what they would be doing in acquiring Komisarek. Just because Toronto made a mistake in acquiring him, doesn't mean he isn't a talented player. Toronto's mistake opens up an opportunity for the Isles to get Komisarek at less than they orginally offered for him, while Toronto has already paid out the two most expensive years on his contract.

A free agent would always rather play for a team that shows a committment to win versus a committment to the bottom line.

We're not talking about a 3rd pairing defender for the Isles. We're talking about a guy who would easily be the 2nd best defenceman that the Islanders have, and a guy who they could not acquire an equivalent of without spending way more money.
Come on JFreid youre too smart for that, Komisarek isnt a 2nd pairing defender for Sister Theresa's Blind beggars of the poor roller hockey team, let alone The Islanders.

Streit, Amac, Hamonic and Martinek in their sleep bring more than Komisarek does at this point, and Jurcina and Wishart at least have a pulse

We have DeHaan and Kessel on the way too

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